Semaglutide, also known as Ozempic and Wegovy, has become increasingly popular -- but why? Here we discuss the mechanism behind these drugs, how they've become so well known, and what current research says about their long-term effects.
Early life trauma (ELT) has been identified as a risk factor for binge eating and obesity in adult life, but the neural mechanisms behind this phenomena have yet to be determined. In this blog post we discuss a recent publication from Shin et al., which delineates the circuitry of this ELT-induced maladaptive eating.
A review of current obesity treatments and their limitations, the need for animal models in obesity research, and emerging anti-obesity medications including incretin-based therapies, mitochondrial uncouplers, and various phytochemicals.
Join Caroline Wuyts, from KU Leuven - VIB, as she answers questions from a recent webinar where she discusses her research on pregnancy and monitoring glucose availability throughout the reproductive timeline of a mouse model.
Aileen King presents data showing that small alterations to experimental protocol and choice of model can impact on both welfare and data interpretation when studying blood glucose homeostasis in mice.